Being assertive

Courage Coaching

For those of you who struggle with people pleaser syndrome, who are passive, depressed, are experiencing conflict with someone or are having anger issues, assertiveness training can be very beneficial.

When someone is unassertive, this involves violating their own rights by failing to express honest feelings, thoughts or beliefs.It also means that someone might try to express their thoughts and feelings but do it in a very apologetic, modest way and others just disregard them.

Unassertiveness has a lot to do with a lack of self-esteem or due to a threat to one’s self-esteem.

In order to understand what being assertive means, here is a list of some assertive rights. This list was compiled by Palmer & Dryden, (1995).

  • The right to say ‘no’
  • The right to consider my needs important
  • The right to make mistakes
  • The right to express my feelings in an appropriate manner without violating anybody else’s…

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One thought on “Being assertive

  1. Such words of wisdom. I can identify some of those blocks that I have, even after so many years of therapy. It doesn’t help that when a therapist starts to really get to know me, I’m shuffled off to another therapist, either through retirement (theirs, not mine), death, or at my own request when I am just not clicking with someone.

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